It's off to RT I go.
I have the car packed. I have a fixed spare. There's fresh oil in my motor parts and gas in my tanks. The blue juice which cleans my windows and a car loaded with water bottles are all prepped and ready to go. All is well.
Looking forward, I get to see many of my writing friends and hopefully some potential fans. I get to sign at both the eBook signing and the print book signing. I'm very excited about RT, but there's something even more intoxicating which completely floors me. The book signing. I have been in love with books for years. I've read them, stroked their covers (yes, I have), shelved them with care, smelled them, alphabetized them. I longed to write like my favorite authors, to be taken seriously. I've wanted to see the words from the computer screen take on life and be "out there" for others to read... a litmus test to whether or not I was capable of telling a good story.
And it's happened. Not only do I have an eBook but a print book. And it's just the first of many and yes I am finally being taken seriously in my beloved industry. THAT is what is exciting. The possibility of fans is icing on the cake. But the tangible evidence that I have eked into the edge of my goal is a reward which has my hands shaking and my heart pounding. What an amazing sensation! What an incredible affirmation of my dream.
I recently realized that I had not yet signed my pen name. Not once. This week I'll be doing it in two different forums. Ha! I guess I'd better get on that huh? I'm running out of time.
On an alternate subject, you should know that we bloggers have extended an invitation to James Goodman, horror writer as a sixth blogger... a second male perspective. James has agreed and will begin blogging Saturday next week after RT is over. So please welcome him to the crew!